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The Chimpanzee is a beautiful African animal but it is endangered. Why is it endangered?  Well, first let's start with some basic Chimp information.  The behavior of a Chimp can be either aggressive or calm.  Chimps live in communities composed of 3 to 6 chimps in each family. There are about 10 families in each community  This is a total of around 50 Chimps.  The Chimp communities have alpha males which lead the Chimp hierarchy.  The females can actively roam freely between community but males can't do the same.  The groups territories are strictly patrolled and if another Chimp crosses territories conflict can occur.          Another interesting topic is the diet of Chimps.  Chimps are actually omnivorous unlike most primates and eat plants and animals.          The diet of Chimps mostly consists of plant though.   Only two percent of Chimps actually eat meat.  This was discovered by Jane Goodall (a 
scientist who observed Chimps in a long term study.)  when she saw them eating termites.  Jane also observed Chimps having an organized hunt of Red Colobus 
Monkey.         Now its time for some of the unique Chimpanzee tool facts. Chimps actually use tools.  Jane Goodall found this out when she observed Chimps fishing for termites.  It was later discovered tool use is passed down from generation to generation.  Even though tool use is passed down it takes years to learn to use tools.  Some Chimps have tool kits.  These are kits of tools the Chimps use to get specific food.        So why are Chimps endangered?  There are only 100,000 to 200,000 Chimps left in the world. There are two types of Chimps Central Chimps and Western Chimps. Central Chimps are the most numerous with about eighty-thousand Chimps.  Western Chimps are scattered around but there are no more than thirteen-thousand alive today. The population of Chimps is declining at a rate of 4.7 percent per year.  Common threats for Chimpanzees include hunting, habitat loss, disease and logging.  In conclusion, the Chimpanzee population is getting smaller and smaller because of deforestation and disease.